Over the past decade, interest and visitation to National Parks has skyrocketed. At the same time, infrastructure and staffing has remained the same or even declined. This issue has been recognized by the US government, and in 2022, the federal budget approved $3.5 billion annually in funding for NPS infrastructure. The US Department of the Interior are currently exploring pilot projects to address issues.

The aforementioned spaces in need of addressing:

1. Park Congestion

2. Diversion of Ranger responsibilities/ Managing Use of Trails.

3. Trail Maintenance.

Our group sought to re-imagine the infrastructure and signage of National Parks to reduce overcrowding of popular trails and mitigate the current issues of Ranger understaffing that exist within the parks today.

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